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27 February 2009
Saturday
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27 February 2009
How much blame should be apportioned to a) the club and b) Carlo Ancelotti in the spectacular decline of AC Milan from kings to paupers of European football is open to debate?But in the wake of the lame exit to Werder Bremen in the UEFA Cup, the majority of Rossoneri fans have laid the blame firmly with the suits and their failure in the transfer market to inject some much-needed youthful vigour.
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27 February 2009
Anarchy in the Champions League...
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27 February 2009
Town fan Nick Judd reflects on two refereeing displays that left little to be desired...
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26 February 2009
After the war memorial, I visited Stanley’s football pitch, which was occupied by grazing geese as big as Andy Reid.
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25 February 2009
So Jose Mourinho was proved wrong after all.
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25 February 2009
Tuesday wasn’t the greatest of days in the glorious, award-strewn life of La Liga Loca. It suffered the maddest of moments by tipping Atlético Madrid for the last four of Europe’s top competition. After an admittedly entertaining evening spent in the Vicente Calderón it now realises that the club has as much chance of experiencing a semi as Ever Banega in a power cut. For the above aberration, the blog is taking it on the chin, not offering up any excuses and looking ahead to the next game. But a feverish head-cold it is currently suffering must be thrown into the error-making equation. As Iñaki Díaz-Guerra pointed out in Wednesday’s AS in describing the previous night’s draw with Porto, “2-2 isn’t a great result for Atlético, it’s magnificent.”
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24 February 2009
Now regular readers may think that La Liga Loca has been at the Tuesday turps again. Or has, rojiblanco club president, Enrique Cerezo threatening to strap the blog down in front of a movie he has produced. Nevertheless, it has a genuine, sneaky feeling that Atlético Madrid are going to do very, very well in this season’s Champions League. We’re talking semi-final well.*
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24 February 2009
Oh frabjous day! Callou, callay, the UEFA Champions League is back. As you’ll read match previews aplenty, here is my Q&A guide to the action. And don’t worry – there are no more spurious Lewis Carroll references.Should Inter play for 0-0?
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24 February 2009
The countdown to the biggest ties of the season started in earnest on Saturday evening as Inter, Juventus and AS Roma retreated into the night to prepare for round one of the colossal challenge with il Inglese.And all three picked up morale-boosting wins, meaning they head into Champions League action in reasonably good health.

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